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Ana S. Mendieta

Ana S. Mendieta

The Mendieta Law Firm, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • Florida, Honduras
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Susa Cortez June 16, 2020
It was a pleasure to meet the Lawyer Ana Mendieta in a difficult moment. The Lawyer Ana Mendieta is a Lawyer very dedicated to her cases. She helped my husband in a very difficult moment, my husband was in process of deportation in BTC and she helped him get released with legal residency, after being detained almost 6 months. She was very professional in the case of my husband and thanks to God and her dedication everything came out great. She never lost hope, she worked very hard and she was involved like it was her only case. We are very grateful with her. My husband is with us thanks to her. Our lives changed thanks to her
Nelson V. June 6, 2020
The Lawyer Ana Mendieta has good knowledge and now to resolve problems in a good time Ana Mendieta made a good explanation to the judge about my case during my time in detention. The Judge accepted the information prepared for Ana Mendieta and approved my release using a bond. Ana Mendieta was very involved in my case and due to this my case was resolved
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Ana S. Mendieta graduated with a Degree in Law from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. Soon after graduation she worked for the Department of Justice in Honduras, serving as a Special Agent under the supervision of the Attorney General. There, she led investigations, which resulted in the prosecution of a number of individuals involved in various types of criminal activity, ranging from violent crimes to white-collar crime. After a successful tenure with the Office of the Attorney General, Ms. Mendieta moved on to the Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras where she served as a clerk to the Chief Justice and as the Executive Director of the Judicial Gazette of the Supreme Court. Through these positions, Ms. Mendieta compiled, edited, and published the first yearly judicial and administrative report of the Supreme Court to be published during Congressional meeting. Ms. Mendieta also edited and published the Judicial Gazette, which comprised briefs and decisions dealing with new Rules of Law as well as other topics of national interest, from those relating to judicial reforms taking place in Honduras to those dealing with women's and children's rights and the newly established Code of criminal procedures.
In the United States, Ms. Mendieta served as a volunteer for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Collier County, Florida. As an officer of the court, she was appointed to represent the best interest of the child in dependency hearings. Being a multilingual advocate, many of the children represented were the progeny of immigration center detainees. Realizing that the amount of aid she was able to provide to the children and their families was limited – due to her status as a volunteer – Ms. Mendieta decided to pursue a law degree in the United States, which she obtained from the Ave Maria School of Law, in Naples, Florida and her License as an Attorney and Counselor at Law from the Florida Supreme Court of Justice.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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  • English: Spoken, Written
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Professional Experience
Immigration Attorney
The Mendieta Law Firm, PLLC
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Certified Legal Internship
Legal Aid of Collier County
Immigration and Nationality Law
Directora de la Gazeta Judicial de la Corte Suprema de Justicia
Poder Judicial de Honduras
Editor in Chief of the quarterly Judicial Publication
Agente Especial
Procuraduria General de la Republica de Honduras
Pretrial research and investigation
Ave Maria School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras
J.D. (1993) | Law
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St. Francis Cabrini Award
Ave Maria School of Law
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The Florida Bar  # 0127587
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Collier County Bar Association
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18 Questions Answered
Q. Green Card through Parent? How do I go about this?
A: Dear DACA recipient, May I firstly assume you are an 'unmarried' son or daughter of a Permanent Resident. For purposes of definitions, you are not a child; you are a son or daughter, because you are 21 years old or older. You are a DACA recipient, meaning you either entered legally and overstayed your visa, or you entered without being admitted. Procedures for becoming yourself a lawful permanent resident differ. I'll explain: If you entered under, lets say, a B1/B2 visa, you were admitted and overstayed your visa; then you could concurrently file Forms I-130 and I-485. However, since you are over 21 years of age and your parent is a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) process will take some years. The visa bulletin states USCIS is currently, Jan 2022, processing AOS (adjustment of status) cases filed on or before September 22, 2015. However, if you entered without admission, you would first have your parent file Form I-130 on your behalf. Then wait when your priority date is available to commence Consular Process. You will refer to the Visa Bulletin also. Immigration is very complex, I strongly suggest you consult with an immigration attorney. I also believe, time will always run, so I suggest your case is filed, and wait until the day you can become an LPR!
Q. Visa extension denied, assuming that we get a NTA, can we take voluntary departure before the court hearing?
A: Assuming you get an NTA and a Notice of Hearing before an Immigration Judge, and you can provide for your transportation and fulfil the requirements as required by law [INA § 240B(a)], then the Immigration Judge may grant you a voluntary departure period of not more than 120 days from the time of your hearing (MCH). The requirements you must meet are the following: 1. You must waive all other requests for relief, remember voluntary departure is a form of relief from deportation; 2. Must must also concede removability, ie, accept that you are here illegally and are removable; 3. Also, you must waive appeal of all immigration issues; 4. You must not have been convicted of an aggravated felony and you must not be a security risk to the U.S.; 5. and, Show that you intend adn have the financial ability to provide for transportation back home. As always, I strongly suggest you consult with an experienced Immigration attorney in your area. There are always details that you might not consider important which might be determinant in your particular case. Wish you luck.
Q. Can I get a drivers permit with a -765 approval letter in Florida
A: Form I-765 is used to Apply for Employment Authorization Required Documents at the DMV in Florida are: • For Valid/expired Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with I-797 for I-765 indicating application prior to expiration of EAD or • For customers applying for first-time EADs, an I-797 for I-765 indicating application prior to expiration date of an I-94 or other USCIS-approved document must be presented. The length of DL/ID Issuance is One year from date of driver license or identification card issuance. So, If you have your I-797 approving your I-765 which you applied prior to the expiration of your current EAD, you should be able to get a Florida Driver's License. Remember, you must show you filed your renewal before your EAD card expired. Be sure to take your EAD, SSC, FLDL, and a valid passport. Good Luck,
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